Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1976-06-09
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- Grateful Dead
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|Cold Rain And Snow|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|They Love Each Other|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Let It Grow >|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Lazy Lightnin' >|
|Samson And Delilah|
|It Must Have Been The Roses|
|Dancin' In The Street >|
|Wharf Rat >|
|Around And Around|
flac16; SBD/AUD Matrix of 3 previously circulated seeds (SBD I - SHN ID# 12382, SBD II - SHN ID# 5426, AUD - SHN ID #5982); prepared by Chris Chappell
- 2005-09-13 17:11:11
- SBD/AUD Matrix of 3 previously circulated seeds (SBD I - SHN ID# 12382, SBD II - SHN ID# 5426, AUD - SHN ID #5982); prepared by Chris Chappell
- Boston, MA
- Boston Music Hall
Subject: The East Resurrected
Start of the first East tour since the hiatus (first east coast show since Jersey City 8/6/74). June '76 was hot hot hot. There's an official release but it's still worth hearing the matrix, if simply for the audience reaction to the first Stephen in 5 years. Bobby told the Wigan '72 audience that they'd forgotten how to play it, and Jer later axed the resurrection. Not his favorite - probably too constricting, with set-in-stone riffs for the song to hold together. Funny how repeating riffs is the bread and butter for most bands but the Dead survived on repeating only enough to make the underlying structure recognizable. High Time is also the first in 5 years.
First Set. They start just a bit cold (...rain and snow), but they sure warm up - even glowing, starting with Crazy Fingers - which has an ending (on the official, the first 35sec of CR&S are from 6/14). The next few are above average. There's another great Big River a few nights later, but this is truly one of the year's most exciting. They Love Each Other and Looks Like Rain are arrant perfection. Promised Land also surely ranks in this solid-either-way month. And if '76 wasn't such a stellar year it'd be easier to claim more of these as best-of-year versions.
Second Set. Not full of singular aces, but above average, GOGD all the way through, for a cohesive effect. Check the matrix for the exciting return of St. Stephen (last one was 10/31/71; the official fades-in after 45sec). Honestly it isn't one of the best of the era (those come later in the year), but it was great to have it back. Eyes is very brisk, and long - it's 8min before the first verse. It has some nice sections, and some vampy ones: good, but not 6/18 or 6/22 good. Let it Grow is likewise. Bobby is the one to watch on this oddly-placed Brown Eyed Women. Though we often focus on Supplication, here it's the Lazy Lightning that really sparkles. Dancin' was its own monster in '76/'77, so this one doesn't compete overall, but Phil does go for some wild, fast runs (SBDs have a 26sec cut @~6:12; the official is complete). The rest is average GOGD ... until: Franklin's as a major-length encore! And worth every single minute. Jer does things not part of his usual style.
1st Set: A
2nd Set: B
Overall: 4½ stars
Crazy Fingers - delicate but exacting, '76 tone, has ending
Big River - start of a string of great '76 versions
They Love Each Other - best of year?
Looks Like Rain - shit that's some Jer, overwhelming the bogging tempo
Promised Land - descending triplets insane and more
Lazy Lightning - doesn't get any better
Samson & Delilah - avg Bob/Donna start dissolves when Jer grabs ahold, grins
Franklin's Tower - for encore, just an all time super version, with extra solos
SOURCES: Nearly the whole show is on Road Trips v4n5 (except a substituted CR&S and an excerpt of St. Stephen). Music Never Stopped and Crazy Fingers are on Spirit of '76 (which has the channels switched, more separation, less Bobby guitar). But try the chappell_29323 matrix for some vibe. SBDs have a cut in Dancing in the Street. Both the SBDs and the official run slightly fast (~1%) from Ship>Promised Land & LiG>Franklin's.
Subject: Gotta Love Bostonians
What I’m writing this review for us the specific to this Matrix. In between Let It Grow (blistering) and Brown Eyed Women (weirdly places), there is about 3 minutes of the Boston crowd yelling song selections. It’s priceless. Comedy gold. Please enjoy this amazing show with that extra piece of goodness.
I love this Matrix even though it’s on Road Trips. It’s just really well separated and it’s delicious sounding. Great job.
Subject: Tasty Bits
Sound quality is outstanding edging the straight board by a nose.
Another hot, hot High Time. Probably better than the one I raved about recently from 5/26/77. Better is too hard, however, when the muse moves.
Really the same as others have stated. Crazy Fingers, eyes, Stephen, and perhaps the best TLEO.
Subject: Good God Guys. Stellar Stellar Stellar. Great Matrix Mix !!!
It is everything you could ever want in a Grateful Dead live recording. This St. Stephen is so, so killer > 7:14 minute lead into Eyes > Let It Grow with an unusual Drumz solo in the middle of LIG. Man 'o man. The Dancin' is really hot...reminds me of late '75 JGB. Hey, and even Donna sounds good on Dancin'? That's a nice surprise.
I will never, ever get over the reeediculous five star ratings The Boyz get from these youngsters, raving about late '80s and '90s shows, when all they have to do is dial an AUD like this. It is truly a wonder. And Deadbase doesn't even have it in their top 999 list of favorite shows (last time I looked.) That will certainly have to be revised. Definitely in the top 100. It will become a certerpiece in my rotation, that's for sure. What made me chuckle before clicking this listing was seeing four listings for 6.9.76 and five listings for 6.10.76. Isn't life grand!?
Subject: unusual eyes
Subject: damn good
Subject: Absolutely Required Listening
Subject: Good stuff here
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Subject: This is not an SBD Recording
Subject: This is what it's all about!
Subject: tape trade
amazing show. piece of history from a neglected year.
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Subject: ditto!!! :)
Subject: DA ILLNESS